The Way Home & the Bittersweet Summer

Book - 2004
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Owly is a kind, yet lonely, little owl who's always on the lookout for new friends and adventure. The first graphic novel in the series contains two enchanting novellas, "The Way Home" & "The Bittersweet Summer," wherein Owly discovers the meaning of friendship, and that saying goodbye doesn't always mean forever.
Publisher: Marietta, Ga. : Top Shelf, 2004
ISBN: 9781891830624
Branch Call Number: J741.5 Runton
Characteristics: 157 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm
Alternative Title: Way home
Bittersweet summer


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Grades 2+. . . Owly is a kind-hearted owl who helps everyone in the forest any chance he gets. In "The Way Home," Owly rescues a worm and they become lifelong friends. In "The Bittersweet Summer," Owly and Wormy befriend a pair of hummingbirds, and they spend the summer bondin... Read More »

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vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 6-8. Follow the adventures of a gentle owl named Owly who resolves to do good and make friends in his world with the help of his companions.

Mar 30, 2014

Probably one of the most charming and relaxing comics I've read! To me it's like the Peanuts comics but with no words whatsoever! Good read (or ''eye-read''.. not sure what to call this, since there's no words but just symbols that Owly communicates with).. The art is very nice and cartoony and I think it works well in black-and-white.. If you're looking for a relaxing comic to read at night, then this is a good choice :)

TDSRC2014_GA Jul 22, 2013

I like how he didn't feel very well and then he felt better. I wish it had words.

vernessa7 Jun 15, 2013

Love pictures by michael

forbesrachel Mar 31, 2013

The first volume focuses on stories of finding friends and understanding them. The panels are thorough so even without words it is easy to follow the story. Owly is very cute!


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angelalicanada Nov 15, 2013

angelalicanada thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

vernessa7 Jun 15, 2013

vernessa7 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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vernessa7 Jun 15, 2013

In the first book Owly want to pour food for the birds but the birds fly away because they are scared of him and even though owly pours the food for the birds he is sad and then he sees lights in the distance and when he walked over he saw it was fireflies trapped in a jar and owly lets them out and the fireflies fly away. by michael


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